Scheat Star – Beta Pegasi

Scheat is at 29°22′ Pisces with an orb of 2°00′
Scheat Star Astrology

Pegasus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Scheat on March 19

Fixed star Scheat, Beta Pegasi, is a 2.4 magnitude deep yellow star located on the leg of the Winged Horse, Pegasus constellation. The three main stars of Pegasus all have a similar astrological influence, those being Scheat, Markab and Algenib. Although Scheat has a nasty reputation in astrology, there are plenty of examples of people with this star prominent expressing the positive manifestations of Scheat. So much depends on the whole chart, the aspects from Scheat and the other stars in the chart.


15 ♓ 19
23 ♓ 28
29 ♓ 22
02 ♈ 35
09 ♈ 09



Scheat Star Astrology

Fixed star Scheat it is of the nature of Mars and Mercury. It causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide, and drowning. [1]

Scheat, Shoulder of Pegasus, is a fixed star of accentuated Saturnian character. Tied up with a malefic, this could lead the native to lose his life in catastrophes such as floods, shipwreck, mining accidents, airplane accident or maybe by suicide. In a mundane chart, with transiting MC or Asc in conjunction, an accident or catastrophe may happen. On the other hand, it is possible for a positive influence to emanate from Scheat, but only for some people and having an effect on their mental creativity if these people are ready to receive such inflow. [2]

α and β Pagasi; respectively Markab and Scheat, are both Mars-Mercury stars. Both these stars are true-black malefics in traditional astrology, promising injury by one’s hand or another’s, and life imprisonment. We can now see how, in the times of profane use of astrology, this arose. At this far end of the Zodiac, we find it easy to delude ourselves that ‘now we know it all’; we can take our seats with the gods. ‘Markab’ is commonly a ship, but may be used for any kind of conveyance, a saddle on a horse included, so off we go in or on it. If we did indeed learn what Andromeda had to teach us at the start of the journey, then fine, we can achieve ‘Great Mastery’, the occasionally mentioned positive signature of these two stars: all we could wish for, that being the meaning of Scheat (Al Shi’at). But if we started out rightly, then we should have here no need to exhibit that mastery in secular power, nor should we still need to wish for more than we already have and are: ‘My Kingdom is not the world’, as Jesus said so well. So we can easily recognize the quiet, unassuming, untroubled true master from the embattled, imprisoned, pathetic pretender to mastery. [3]

Scheat rules the center of the ball of the left foot in the human body. [4]

Constellation Pegasus gives ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice and bad judgment. Prevails against disease of horses and preserves horsemen in battle. [1] The constellation portends events concerning ships and the ocean and also changes in the weather. In medieval times it was said to indicate vain individuals with a great deal of ambition, but with very poor judgment. [3]

Scheat Star, Beta Pegasi

Scheat Star, Beta Pegasi []

Scheat Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Scheat: Danger through water and engines, liable to accidents or drowning. [1]

As an example of the importance of taking the whole chart into consideration, I want to look at just two charts, both with Sun on Scheat. This first is James McGonagle (Sun conjunct Scheat by 25′), a goalie in Canada’s Junior A Hockey League. He tragically died in 2002 aged just 19. He crashed his car “danger through engines” and went through the windshield into water “danger through water….liable to accidents and drowning”. What made this tough for James was the very tight square from watery Neptune (21′) and the Lunar Nodes (06′). The North Node was conjunct the fixed star Menkalinan (14′) “frequently, violent death” [5]. The Sun was also quincunx Pluto (38′). Interestingly, when he died, transiting Pluto was conjunct his Vertex.

Brian Mulroney, the Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993, has Sun conjunct Scheat (30′). Here the tight aspects are Sun square Mars (33′) and Sun trine Pluto (19′). Neither Mars nor Pluto is on any major star, certainly not the nasty star that James’ North Node was on. The trine to Pluto was helpful in taking him to the top of politics. His Sun is also sextile his Midheaven (career) by just 24′. He gained his real power in 1982 when transiting Pluto was on his Vertex, on the most fortunate fixed star Arcturus.

Moon conjunct Scheat: Worry, loss and gain of friends through criticism, danger of accidents and by water. [1]

Mercury conjunct Scheat: Many accidents and narrow escapes especially by water, many enemies, trouble through writings, bad for health and domestic affairs. [1]

This causes growth on the left foot, such as warts, or types of fungus. There is disruption of the energy through ht lungs and breathing areas of the cheat causing fungus growths in the lungs. Anyone having this configuration should definitely not smoke, or a serious health problem will result. Emphysema, cancer an other types of lung diseases of a serious nature are a certainty with those who have this configuration if they elect to smoke or otherwise take in foreign matter into the lungs. Natives with this conjunction should drink hot teas such as sassafras, red ginger, ginger root or golden seal root in small amounts. These teas are purifiers and are too strong to drink continuously. As a preventative, a pinch of one of the teas in a large cup of hot water every other day would adequate. However, if a disease has already has already taken hold, ginger root should be taken in small amounts every day, alternating with sassafras tea mixed with ginger root to add to the cleansing properties to the herbs. Combining sassafras with ginger root would ordinarily be too powerful for the body to handle, but in extreme cases, these persons can handle this combination for three days using a teaspoon of each herb in a large cup of hot water. This can be helpful even in the case of cancer or any type of fungus-related disease anywhere in the body. [4]

Mercury conjunct Mars conjunct Scheat: This disrupts the subconscious flow of energy to the brain in additions to the problems that Mercury alone can cause at this point. There is difficulty with nurturing and thought processes. Natives usually succumb to cheat colds and others notice that they continually have a slight cough. They feel they must be hostile when communicating their thought processes, due t the fact that they feel they did not receive enough attention from their mother. Their minds can deteriorate to a raging frenzy and disrupt others at their employment, home or wherever they are at the time. They can be physically violent and other people do not wish to associate with them because of their disruptive tendencies. This brings on anger and they live their  lives attempting to destroy those things they desire themselves. This is a self-undoing and it is the way they wish to live their lives. [4]

Venus conjunct Scheat: Evil environment, suffering through own acts, danger of imprisonment or restraint. [1]

Mars conjunct Scheat: Many accidents, sickness to native and relatives. [1]

These individuals experience a slight inflammation through the muscle of the left foot and the bronchial sacs. This may manifest as a boil on the bottom of the foot or in the bronchial area. There can be a persistent cough with mucus, with the problem being difficult to diagnose and to heal. These persons should drink hot peppermint or spearmint teas continuously as it is difficult to draw the infections from the bronchial area. The infected mucus simply drifts to other parts of the body, infecting the intestinal and stomach areas. [4]

Jupiter conjunct Scheat: Many voyages, losses through law, friends and relatives, danger of imprisonment. [1]

Saturn conjunct Scheat: Danger of death in infancy, domestic trouble, colds and consumption, death by drowning or accident. [1]

Uranus conjunct Scheat: Deceitful, vacillating, little concentration, psychic, unreliable, involved in difficulties due to own acts, many accidents, death through drowning or by water especially if in 1st, 6th, 8th or 10th houses. [1]

This causes slight spams through the feet that can be considered nerve disorders for the most part. Rubbing the feet often would be a good habit with any type of oil, and soaking them in warm water with a small amount of baking soda. Drinking a half glass of warm milk in the morning will literally heal the nerves and should be made a daily ritual. [4]

Neptune conjunct Scheat: Prominent in inventive, occult or psychic matters, persecuted, peculiar domestic conditions, many accidents, danger of drowning. [1]

Pluto conjunct Scheat: This position causes the person to have a self-destructive attitude. This is similar to Mercury conjunct Mars at this point but the self-destructive tendencies are much greater in that they force others to dislike them. They carry out their own self-undoing through various means, like cutting themselves purposely; they burn themselves or commit suicide by jumping in front of a car or train. By doing these things, they feel they are hurting another individual in their life. They have a sever martyr complex to the point of self destruction. This is an emotional disorder in that they feel they are harming others by harming themselves. No help can be given these natives as they have set out to do these things in their incarnation.

This configuration will occur again when the next age is on the scene. It will not be as powerful that time as it has been in this age. There will be incarnations by those from this age who have chosen this configuration to experience these things; however, in the next age, others will simply ignore these self-destructive tendencies. In the coming Age of Aquarius, if they wish to injure or destroy themselves, others will pay little attention. The elevation of the minds of people in this new age will allow them to pay scant attention to those who wish to destroy themselves. They would feel that it would be better to rid themselves of such a person rather than become emotional over the self-inflicted injuries or destruction they have brought upon themselves. [4]

Scheat Star in Mundane Astrology

The mythology says Scheat is connected to misfortune and water and the air. I will just focus on events related to storms and water, and the air (specifically planes, not spaceships). One more link I found was with industrial disputes. Only looking at Uranus and Saturn conjunct Scheat with orbs under 50′.

Water and Storms: The last time Uranus was on Scheat, the costliest hurricane in history hit America. On September 18 1926, the Great Miami Hurricane killed over 370 people and left 50,000 homeless. In today’s terms, it cost $157 billion, compared to $99 billion for hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Uranus was conjunct Scheat by 45′. There were no aspects to Uranus as there will be this year. The last time Saturn was on Scheat, a ferry sank of Haiti on 01 April 1996 killing over 200 people. On 08 June 1996, an F5 tornado killed 16 people and caused $100 million in damages in Topeka, Kansas.

Air Accidents: The last time Uranus was on Scheat: The first African American to hold a pilots licence, Bessie Coleman died after falling 2,000 feet from her aeroplane on 30 April 1926. On 10 May 1926, two pilots parachuted to safety after their planes collided mid-air at Langley Field, Virginia. The last time Saturn was on Scheat: 03 April 1996, USAF CT-43 crashed in Croatia killing all 35 on board including US Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown. 08 June 1996, an XB-70 Valkyrie and an F-104 Starfighter collided mid-air killing both pilots in Barstow California. 28 July 1996, the US announced that a Lockheed U-2 spy plane had disappeared over Cuba. 06 August 1996, Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashed in Fall City, Nebraska killing all 42 on board.

Strikes: The last time Uranus was on Scheat: 03 May 1926, the British general strike in support of coal miners started. Over 1.5 million workers walked out which lead to the government declaring martial law. 19 February 1927, another general strike, this time in Shanghai protesting the presence of British troops. The last time Saturn was on Scheat: 17 June 1996, Air France workers walked out on strike. 29 June 1996, a sailor’s strike ended in the UK. These last two tie in the “air” and “water” themes of Scheat so well.


Fixed stars evolve through time. Like us and our planet, their basic nature stays the same but they are constantly changing. As we evolve, the energy of the fixed stars, and even the planets finds new ways of expression. Scheat wasn’t involved in bringing down aeroplanes two centuries ago, nor spaceships last century ago. Just as technology is effected, so is our consciousness. We will find newer, higher manifestations of even the most dreaded of fixed stars, including nasties like Scheat and Algol.

Scheat Star References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.206.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.80.
3. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.127.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.168.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

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89 thoughts on “Scheat Star – Beta Pegasi

    • I have never sworn by any system! I started with equal because that’s what the Faculty of Astrological studies in London taught, its a good basic system.
      Then I have experimented with, in this order:
      Placidius, Koch, Porphyry, Whole and then back to Koch. I wrote this post when I was mainly using whole signs:

      Whole signs are best used for deep-soul based readings. But I don’t rate them when it comes to looking at transits; Eg when planets or progressed moon enters houses. When I started using Huber’s Escoteric method in 2011, they recommend using Koch. Since I always preferred my own chart with it personally I was happy to go back to it. And then I was blown away a few times with its accuracy in terms of making accurate predictions when the progressed moon entered the twelfth house.(To the DAY!) So that REALLY sold it back to me. I wanted to write a post on the Koch system and why I like it only I never got round to it.
      So now I use Koch AND whole signs. I’m starting to use whole signs again for Dark Goddess, because its more magical and suits it.

      • “swore by” was just my New Jersey roots showing 🙂 Thanks for the info, which of course leaves me a bit confused. Hoch for transits, for non-experts like me, is what I’ll take away…

  1. My Juno is conj. to Scheat! And The first years I felt connected to the goodies of the stars. Though, the last, were nasty.

    I know that Daniel, as an angel, is working with me to get a better marriage (to be able to be in one… there are so much trouble in my chart: Lillith op moon, juno in a very harsh zone betw. pisces and aries, just to mention a few…

    Oh well, is not that I really understand, but at least, I can share that I don´t! Mhhh!


    Thankyou, as always, for the insights!


  2. I have Scheat conjunct my Pisces Sun 27deg59 in 8th House. I wanted to go off-planet, not so much suicide, in March 2009 and November 2012. I have always been a strong swimmer in the enclosed pool, but on my first lesson in open water in the Red Sea in diving gear I discovered I had a fear of drowning. Most convenient! My lungs felt as if they were collapsing. My young Israeli instructor began to scream at me. I screamed back which calmed me down. I’m a soft-spoken, self-effacing charmer in the Piscean way but when I’m pushed, my raging Medusa side is invoked. After I got my licence, I never went diving again. Although I had always been fine snorkelling and skin diving before and since. I also have a similar fear of enclosed places like low caves and tunnels. Even crawling through an innocuous fabric tunnel while at play group with my daughter paralysed me. Death by horse chariot may seem irrelevant in our age… but I have (or had) a horse and cat allergy to the point of near-anaphylactic shock, hyperventilation, hives. I couldn’t have chosen a better setting the second time it happened. I was in Petra, Jordan, on one of these horse carriages used for touring the ruins. Just after the Roman-period amphitheatre carved into the rock.

    • PS: Past life de-programming appears to have cleared the phobias and allergies.

  3. thankyou for this article and people responding with their Scheat aspects. i would like to seemore research done on this.
    yes i too have Scheat in prominence conjunct moon by exact degree in 1oth house of natal chart 29.00 my sun is 21 degrees. way too much to tell of continual drama trauma crisis existential suffering tragedy and rebirth

  4. Hi Jamie,
    My newborn daughter has the Scheat on the 2nd house Cusp, to be honest I started worrying on the finance bit and then (alas) I realized that Uranus is like 4 degrees away only in Aries, I am now wondering whether due to the star moving relative position that is an actual Uranus conjuction, please – please – please advise, as this is super worrying,
    many thanks,

  5. Hello, Does Scheat have any influence when conjunct
    to the South node?

      • Anyone know where I can obtain a decent image of scheat specifically – I’ve been looking online and I can’t find one – maybe it doesn’t exist?

  6. You will not believe this ‘Scheat:’ On Feb 3rd, the day we found out my live-in boyfriend and soulmate Harry had brain cancer, and the day he (his kids forced him to) dumped me for his kids–asteroid Amor #1221 was exact on our composite AND Davision Amor Return–at “the weeping degree,” 29′ Pisces ON Fixed Star Scheat!!!! (1)
    “According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Mars and Mercury… It causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide, and drowning…
    With Venus [closest to Amor energy]: Evil environment, suffering through own acts, danger of imprisonment or restraint.” (2)
    Sounds more than appropriate! Harry was supporting me because I lost my job due to illness, (Neptune transit square Neptune) and arranged for me to be given $50k when he was unable to. His brother said the money is all gone, and gave me $15k only if I signed a gag order. So I’m bursting but have to restrain my love for Harry to run to his side. I am respecting his wishes to make up with his kids, whom he feels guilty about. They ran him over (they’re just like him!)
    Also, on April 14th, Harry and my progressed composite chart’s Moon will conjoin prog comp asteroid Themis at 15′ Sag, 1′ from my prog Sun, at the opening of my 5th house of love affairs; justice 😛
    On March 3rd, the day Venus crosses my Descendant, (the degree of the Sun the day we met), Pluto will be on my progressed N Node of the Moon…!!!! Cray cray.
    I saw our comp/prog and Davison Amor on the fixed star Scheat, but tried to believe it would turn out ok 😛
    This site says Scheat is at 28′ Pisces, but I checked, in 1972 it entered 29′

    • Wow Lisa, thanks so much for sharing something so personal. This sure supports the use of fixed stars in relationships charts too. I hope things turn out OK for you through all this.

  7. I’ve got this star conjunct my natal Mars. I almost drowned a couple of times when I was a kid, before I learnt how to swim and also had many accidents! Broken wrist twice, may sprains to my wrist, sprained ankles, many scrapes on the knees and elbows! I think that the effects of this star were more prominent in my childhood in regards to accidents. I’d say that I’ve had quite a bit of misfortune in my life and oddly have had to stop other people committing suicide a couple of times. One lad was trying to run in front of a car and another was my friend. I brought the lad home with me and gave him some dinner, then he was off on his way and I had to convince my friend not to, because of the detrimental effect it would have on her kids. She said that she would leave them a suicide note and that they’d understand, but I would not except that. I also had to stop her from poisoning her partners mother. I don’t know if that’s anything related to this star as it would of been murder. Maybe the fact that I’ve witnessed these kind of things in my life have some kind of relation to the star? I don’t know. Oh and I witnessed a family member threatening to commit suicide years ago (when I was a child), which I found very distressing.

    • This is often the case, not only with this star but also Algol, probably some others too. Actually even some challenging aspect patterns like Thor’s Hammer. The violence or misfortune can manifest in those around you. It is still part of your life and you are deeply affected by it. You can also evolve just like the fixed stars evolve, to a higher spiritual manifestation. This has also been noted with Algol and I’m sure many other challenging stars.

      • Yes, I’d say this is definitely true. A lot of misfortune. But I started to evolve quite a bit around 21 when I started travelling. I had time to think and reflect on events in my life from when I got into unfortunate situations (relationships etc) in the first place. I think that’s true too – that we can evolve with the Stars, just like we have to evolve with challenging planetary aspects. Maybe the misfortune of this star could also be karma too? I don’t know… My name equals the karmic number 8 (Saturian). But then my birthday is a karmic reward number. Going off track a bit, but I think that maybe sometimes we have to receive karma from the stars, planets and numerology numbers.

        • This might be a karmic placement and if so Mars would relate to past life violence which is a tricky area. War is usually kill or be killed. Then there are mercy killings and the other person may not realize you are being kind at that moment.

          • We’ll find out the truth about everything when we come to the end of our lives and our spirit goes to the other side. All truth will be revealed.

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